In Zimbabwe, a backyard hydroponic farm beats drought to grow veg

Urban farmer Venensia Mukarati tends to plants growing in a hydroponic garden in Harare, Zimbabwe January 15, 2020. Picture taken January 15, 2020. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

HARARE (Reuters) – In a backyard in Zimbabwe’s capital, a 50-year-old mother of two is using hydroponics to grow vegetables for some of Harare’s top restaurants, defying drought and an economic crisis that have left millions needing food aid. Venensia Mukarati, whose day job is an accountant, always had a passion for farming, but no […]

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